The SVP, Government Affairs will be a key member of ESA’s executive leadership team and will be responsible for leading all government affairs efforts for the Association. This new executive will lead all political advocacy efforts related to legislation, regulations, and government policies affecting the video game industry. The SVP, Government Affairs will play a critical role in all lobbying efforts for the Association.

The SVP, Government Affairs also has responsibility for raising the visibility and awareness of the video gaming industry with policymakers and ensuring that ESA has a strong voice in regulatory and policy discussions at the state and federal levels on matters that are critical to the industry. Additionally, s/he will manage the ESA Federal Government Affairs team, the ESA State Government Affairs team, outside consultants, and ESA member working groups.   The SVP will also work in close collaboration with ESA’s communications and legal departments and represent ESA with multi-stakeholder groups.

Candidates will have a minimum of 15 years of experience dealing with complex and high-profile legislative and regulatory matters, preferably within the video game/computer, technology, media, entertainment or publishing industries; and/or law firms and/or trade associations supporting those industries. Additionally, the SVP will be an outstanding manager of teams and have experience working collaboratively with diverse stakeholders. This new executive will know how to build consensus regarding important policy positions and relevant strategies. Candidates will have strong political acumen and deep experience on the political process at the state and federal level.  For more information, contact Lochlin Partners at


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